April

April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

The Energetics Of Alcohol

A blog by request - Just before the last holiday, I had several conversations with clients about alcohol. There was the usual question, "I know, it's bad." Like so many [...]

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family [...]

My Views On Nutrition

Choosing a nutritionist to work with can be a challenge. The media is flooded with ideas of what is good and bad in the realm of food.  Many of [...]

Class: Introduction To Treating Disharmonies With Asian Food Energetics – Nov 3 & 4

Radishes clear phlegm, nettles nourish the Blood, cucumbers clear heat and beets enter the Heart.  What should you eat when you have a cold? What should you avoid if [...]

By | 2018-07-15T12:52:03+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Classes|0 Comments

Treating Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD (Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease) with Asian Medicine and Holistic Nutrition

Heartburn, acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disorder),  are very common complaints among Americans, with nearly 1 in 10 adults suffering at least once a week.  Ouch! That's a [...]

By | 2018-07-09T15:59:21+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions|3 Comments

Class: Foundational Theories Of Chinese Medicine 1 – Begins Sept 12

6 Wednesdays - September 12, 19, & 26; October 3, 10 & 17th.  5:30-8:30, $415 Participants in this class will be introduced to foundational theories of Chinese medicine.  This first [...]

By | 2018-07-05T15:34:51+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Announcements, BLOGS, Classes|0 Comments

Noshing On Nasturtiums

I love eating flowers.  Their vibrancy and delicate petals provide a refreshing treat to the spirit especially on hot summer days.  Each flower, like anything else we ingest, will [...]

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and [...]

Radishes–Nature’s Phlegm Fighters

One of the first roots to come out of the garden is the bold radish - and the timing couldn't be better considering radishes' ability to clear out gunk [...]

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]